Re: Re: moral dilemma

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/28/04-12:11:41 AM Z
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 wrote:

> Sounds like an "Urban Myth". Attys are paid by Workers Comp not
> claimant. They don't use ladders, they use lifts. Many other problems
> with this story. Do some serious fact checking.

George, I don't need to do serious fact checking -- I spoke to two
principals in the case, contact from Photowarehouse, and the woman
herself. Was she inventing an "urban myth"? You wish..

I think what you have to "seriously check" is your proclivity for denial.
If you don't like it, it isn't true. If it's something ugly in the status
quo, it's "urban myth."

Captain Denial: Shazamm -- it's gone !

As I recall, last week you were objecting to this "off topic" message.
Since the attempt at censorship failed, you come back to EXTEND the topic,
which I was in fact finished with. Now you want to *dismiss* the story
... again proving that "the eye sees what it came to see." But you
fill in a point I'd forgotten.

Assuming you're correct that "the lawyers are paid by workmen's comp" --
that explains her dilemma better than my memory of an account (albeit a
memorable one) several years ago. The lawyers were WORKING for workmen's
comp, as were the doctors. Exactly her problem.

The lawyer she needed was to fight them. They were denying the extent of
her injury. Is that so very hard to grasp? As for the actual mechanism of
her accident -- please, this story was told to me several years ago,
possibly 3 sentences in a 2-hour conversation. She explained it, but
those details, whatever they were, and whatever the arrangement in that
particular warehouse, weren't the point of our conversation...

My memory is that she did mention a ladder, but so what? I was not talking
to a phantom. And the man from Photo Warehouse who suggested she call me,
had no idea of the back story... Which of these folks was the urban myth ?
(Tho of course I'm urban myth... Uppity Woman, hear me roar !)

Meanwhile, you seem to know a good deal about the warehouse at Wal-Mart.
Verrry interesting. (Do you work for them ? Are you a lawyer? ) What I
also find... well, I'll use the word interesting again -- is your
patronizing attitude. You say I need to do some serious fact checking.
Actually, I don't.... But you need a serious attitude check.

I haven't noticed you on this list before, so I don't know your style
(except in the present case). But I'm trying to imagine you using that
patronizing tone, and just those words, to a man....

And failing.

Received on Wed Jan 28 00:12:15 2004

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